Advice for applicants starting degrees in 2020

We would like to reassure current and prospective students that teaching scheduled for September 2020 onwards will go ahead as planned. We’re on campus and getting ready for the new term. Things will be a little different this year but rest assured that we have a full programme of teaching, talent development and student experience - everything that makes Pearson College London unique plus extra support to help you settle in.

If public health restrictions at the time of delivery mean we cannot be on campus, we have provisions in place to deliver all of our programmes in full online.  

For the latest information from our Principle, Dr. Roxanne Stockwell, please see her statements in the News section. You can also hear further advice for our applicants from Will Holt, Dean of Pearson Business School and Saint Walker, Deputy Dean of Escape Studios below.

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Information for applicants 

Following the government’s action concerning school closures and exam cancellations to fight the spread of coronavirus, they have announced that students’ calculated grades for level 2 and 3 qualifications will be ready on the original dates planned; 13th August for A and AS Level and 20th August for GCSE. They will base these on previous attainment, non-exam assessment (course work) and the grade teachers believe would have been awarded should exams have gone ahead.   

At Pearson College London we would like to reassure you that we will recognise these results and take a pragmatic and flexible approach in our interpretation of them.   

The government has also indicated that students who are unhappy with their calculated grades will have an opportunity to sit an exam in September. While we are still awaiting details of exactly how this will work, Pearson College London will accommodate anyone who has been accepted onto a programme to start in September 2020, but still wishes to sit a September exam. Further details will be made available as the logistics become clearer.  

We’re here to help. Some frequently asked questions for each school (Pearson Business School and Escape Studios) are included below or you contact us via:


FAQ’S - Pearson Business School 

What if my final grades are lower than 120 UCAS points?

If you’re worried you may not achieve 120 UCAS points, then at Pearson Business School we have another way we can assess your suitability for the programme, through our assessment-based entry process called a Professional Workshop, which we are now delivering fully online. We encourage all conditional offer holders to undertake our online Professional Workshop to give us another way to assess your suitability for the programme.  

When do I need to make my decision?

UCAS have announced an extension to the deadline for applicants to make their decision. Applicants who receive all their university decisions before the 4th June now have until 18th June to make their firm/insurance decision. See the UCAS website for further deadlines. 

If the entry tariff is 120 UCAS points, can I count my extended project/music grade etc towards this?

Your entry is calculated based on attaining 120 UCAS points from three A Level qualifications or equivalent. If you complete an Extended Project Qualification and can make 120 UCAS points from this and two A Level qualifications for example, that would also meet the requirement. When your results come in, we will look at your top three performing qualifications to determine if you have met the criteria of your offer.


FAQ’S - Escape Studios 

What if my final grades are lower than the conditions of my offer to study at Escape Studios?

If you have an offer from Escape Studios, you would have completed a Creative Workshop, so you are in a strong position. Our Escape Studios admissions tutors look for students with raw talent and big aspirations - those who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and be different. You are more than just your UCAS points, you’ve taken the time to come in, present and self-evaluate your work to us to earn your offer of a place on an Escape course. Please contact the admissions team at to discuss any concerns further.

When do I need to make my decision?

UCAS have announced an extension to the deadline for applicants to make their decision. Applicants who receive all their university decisions before the 4th June now have until 18th June to make their firm/insurance decision. See the UCAS website for further deadlines.


For the latest updates please see the news section of our website.